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Esha Deol delighted to play a Tamil in One Two Three

Director Ashwini Dheer was so impressed with Esha Deol's Tamil lingo that he decided to give her character a makeover in the film One Two Three.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2008 04:43 PM IST

Esha Deol's character of a loud, crass and talkative Tamilian café owner in producer Kumar Mangat's comedy One Two Three was never meant to be region-specific initially.

Ahswini Dheer, the talented sitcom director of Office Office, has helmed the film and was so impressed with her Tamil lingo that he gave her character a makeover.

"When Ashwini heard me chattering away in Tamil with my mother, who had come to visit me in Pondicherry, he loved the intonations and loud-and-soft dips and curves in our language," said Esha, who earned rave reviews for her performance in Ankahee.

She is delighted by her side-splitting lingo opportunity.

"The Tamil in One Two Three was a cakewalk. They loved my aiyyos and appas so much that they've decided to use them as a voiceover in the promos," Esha told IANS.

After having shot her first comedy in Pondicherry, she is still laughing all the way to the brink.

"It's my first attempt at comedy. Though I've been a part of comedy films like No Entry, I've never done the funny stuff. It was great fun going over the top, specially the portions where I had to speak my mother tongue."

Esha has spoken Tamil on screen earlier.

"That's right. In the Tamil version of Mani Ratnam's Yuva, but that was a different style of Tamil spoken by the Iyer community - different from what we speak at home which is the Iyenger Tamil. So that was tough."

With no more projects in hand, Esha is currently enjoying an ideal holiday.

"I've no assignments on hand after One Two Three and I'm happy to wait for the right offers."

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